October 23, 2018
Banks Donate $335K to 23 Massachusetts Nonprofits

January 27, 2018 — Nine banks recently awarded $335,500 to 23 nonprofits across Massachusetts, from the Quaboag Hills to Essex County, that provide economic development, housing, family, nutrition, and youth services.

The following organizations received the funds, as reported by Banker & Tradesman:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, based in Framingham and Worcester: $5,000 from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to support one-to-one mentoring programs for Framingham and Natick youth.

  • Charles River Center, based in Needham: $7,000 from the Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation to train staff in American Sign Language and the Picture Exchange Communication System.

  • Family Promise Metrowest in Natick: $7,500 from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to support is campaign to purchase a new day center.

  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, based in Lawrence: $50,000 from Reading Cooperative Bank for a new childcare center.

  • Harborlight Community Partners in Beverly: $20,000 from North Shore Bank to help provide housing for low- and moderate-income families, seniors and individuals in southern Essex County.

  • NewVue Communities, formerly known as Twin Cities CDC, a community development corporation based in Fitchburg: $5,000 from the Hometown Bank Community Foundation.

  • North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation in Fitchburg: $15,000 from the Hometown Bank Community Foundation to support job development in Franklin, Middlesex, and Worcester counties.

  • Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, based in Ware: $50,000 from Country Bank to support economic development in the Quaboag Hills, which spans Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holland, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Palmer, Spencer, Wales, Ware, Warren, and West Brookfield.

  • Worcester Community Action Council, in Worcester: $40,000 from Cornerstone Bank to assist with home heating costs and $20,000 from UniBank to support emergency fuel assistance.

  • Worcester County Food Bank, based in Shrewsbury: $10,000 from Cornerstone Bank to support food pantries and community meal programs.
In addition, Bristol County Savings Bank donated $106,000 to the following nonprofit organizations in the Taunton/Attleboro area: Boys & Girls Club of Taunton, Edward Kennedy Institute, Greater Taunton Community Services Center, Inc., Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Pro-Home, Inc., Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, St. Vincent DePaul Society – Attleboro Conference, Society of St. Vincent DePaul – Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Society of St. Vincent DePaul – St. Jude Chapter, The Salvation Army, Triumph, Inc., and United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton.

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